Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

We wish a Merry Christmas and a handbag filled New Year to all our customers, stockists, fans, follwers, fellow twitterers and everyone that works behind the scenes at Sarah Conners. Thank you for making our year so fantastic! Now relax and enjoy that Christmas pudding.

Sarah xx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Classic Christmas Jewellery

This is fantastic! I just received the greatest Christmas present from a friend, the lovely Sue from Lily and the Weasel. The Hypnum cupressiforme faux ring is from a fabulous company called adornjewelry.
The blurb that comes with the ring is particularly fabulous - Proper lighting and watering are usually the most important criteria for the health of a plant. When it comes to your faux moss jewelry, this extra care is not necessary. Clear instructions and a spare piece of faux moss in case anything goes wrong, what more could you want in an accessory?

You can grab one of these rings on the adornjewelry etsy shop.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Gorgeous Christmas Gift Idea

I just stumbled on the perfect gift for your favourite fashion lover..... the Street Style memory gameI found it online at the V&A shop, if anyone is thinking of getting this for me for Christmas (hint, hint) better order soon so it gets here on time.

Monday, 29 November 2010

New Season Inspiration

We're getting ready to head off to the factory in Bali to sample the seasons new bags and maybe a few new things! and this image from American artist, Dale Chihuly, is one of the inspirations. Expect some beautiful colours and exotic leather.

I have always been a huge lover of glass and the organic shapes and incredible colours in Dale Chihuly's work is amazing. One of my absolute favourites would have to be the chandelier that was installed in the V&A.

Dale Chihuly chandelier hanging in the V&A London.

Monday, 22 November 2010

A Conversation with Akira Isogawa

While I didn't manage to have a personal conversation with Akira Isogawa I did have the pleasure of hearing Akira and Robyn Healy in conversation last week.
Not quite an interview, but more an informal conversation between Akira and Robyn, it was inspiring to hear Akira talk about his career, techniques and motivations in such a relaxed and personal way. While he made no bones about how tough fashion can be Akira truly seemed to revel in the joy of making clothes and was thrilled to pull out beading samples for his upcoming collection and explain to a wrapped audience exactly how the were created.

Not a 'classic' Akira but I have always loved the colour and drape of this dress.

Saturday, 20 November 2010 new addiction

I have been hearing about Googles it for a while and I've just managed to get around to having a look and now I am completely addicted. It's like having personal shopper in my lounge room.

Here are two of my favourite picks, an
Alexander McQueen dress and Fendi boots, both on the pricey side but so it tempting when you can click straight through to purchase them. This addiction could be be the ruin of me.

I have been filling my own boutique with my wish list, if only I could magic it all into my wardrobe.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

NZGirl - A handbag worth hanging on to

Great web site nzgirl just featured our Splash Knot handbag in their "Handbags worth hanging on to" post. The Splash Knot has been my favourite all season, I've worn it to death!

Also featured on the post were these amazing little ila Dusk handbag alarms, they look like handbag charms but when you need a little help you pull the chain and they emit an ear piercing female scream. There is a chance for you to win one of these alarms from nzgirl here.

Sunday, 14 November 2010


The Christmas decorations are up in the main street and there are only 41 days until the big day! At Sarah Conners we've launched our Christmas gift pack, we've put two of our most popular pieces together and boxed them up ready for giving. These are definitely the perfect gift, everyone needs a stylish treat at Christmas.
Order your Christmas Gift box here.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Afternoon Music - Priscilla Ahn

I discovered this beautiful singer, Priscilla Ahn, last week at friends place, we listened and chatted about the world. A perfect night and now perfect to wind down the week with.

Monday, 8 November 2010

A joy that will be missed

I seem to be a bit behind the news, as usual. I've just been catching up on few favourite blogs and just learnt from Maggie Alderson's that she will no longer have a column in The Age on a Saturday. I will miss her weekend hit of wit, humour and passion.
Read the beautiful post she has written about the demise of the column and the reaction of her readers here.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


The Sarah Conners Team flew the coop on Thursday and headed for the race track. We spent a gorgeous day with Deborah from Redbox7 drinking champagne and enjoying the glamour of Melbourne races.
Here a sneak peak at one of the new Sarah Conners clutches. This one isn't actually available until February - that's the perk of having my desk so close to the sample cupboard.
Here is Deborah, looking amazing in a Redbox7 dress and I enjoying the day. I have to thank Serena Lindeman for my stunning hat, she pulled this together after only looking at my dress for a second and declaring "I know exactly what you need"....and she did.

The wash up at the end of the day, an empty champagne glass and lots of betting slips, none of them winners. Thanks again everyone for such a great day of racing.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Racing Inspiration

With Oaks Day tomorrow I have been looking for Millinery inspiration and discovered the gorgeous work of English milliner Zara Gorman

I first discovered her work at Teacups and Couture a blog that posts some of the most amazing and quirky fashion finds.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Fluke Store - Summer Romp

The Australian dollar being pretty much on par with the US dollar has given me the perfect excuse to do some online vintage shopping....

I've discovered the perfect summer romper for only $20 at Fluke Store. I can see this teamed with the Sarah Conners Jeannie in tan.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

We're all Aflutter

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PS The beautifulflock of birds image was found at flight404

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

New Shop - Lily and the Weasel

Our gorgeous friend Sue has opened a beautiful new store in Richmond. Lily and the Weasel supports local (and not so local) designers and makers and stocks jewellery, gifts, homewares. They also stock a few accessories - including a few of ours!

Lily and the Weasel 173 Swan Street Richmond Vic 3121

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The New Summer Tote

The warmer weather is close and so it's the perfect time for us to introduce the our newest classic.

Perfect for the beach or shopping the Canvas Tote is a fabulous bag to take on your summer holiday.The unbleached canvas is highlighted by contrasting leather handles and trims. The leather base adds durablility as well as style.

Head over to to get yours before Summer really arrives.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


I have been completely distracted from work today by my new Angus & Celeste ring. On their website these Melbourne designers say that these porcelain rings are designed to make you smile, mines been making me smile all day and I love the ring with school uniform grey nail polish.
Now I have my eye on this one....

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Notebook Feature

Racing Season is hotting up here in Melbourne, just as the weather cools down, and our Racing Clutch has been featured in Notebook Magazine.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Barking Mad or Deliciously Wearable - Melissa Jackson

I had the pleasure of catching Milliner Melissa Jackson's beautiful Fashion Week exhibition at Assin a few weeks ago. It was a gorgeous and exciting collection of delicate pieces using materials that are usually hidden in millinery and her signature hand illustrated birds.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Friday Afternoon Music - The Secret Sisters

While hunting online for some Vintage references I came accross this gorgeous sister act, Secret Sisters and now it is all sweet country music in the office today. Maybe this will influence the next range...hold on to your hats for some mid west touches.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Melbourne City Weekly

We have had a great feature in the Melbourne City Weekly this week. I did this interview a while ago really wanted to share with everyone that doesn't get the City Weekly. It is really exciting to see the interest that the brand is getting!

Friday, 1 October 2010

What to wear to the races - Lady Melbourne

We have been gearing up for Racing Season here with our new Racing Clutches and I just had to share this post from Lady Melbourne. This is such classic Melbourne racing style

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Exotic Women of Style

I just stumbled on a beautiful article from Lyn Yaeger, I have long been inspired by the style of Iris Apfel, this article introduced me to some other amazing women. It is such a lovely thing to see women with such an individual sense of style and that take such joy in fashion.

Read the whole article at the New York Times Style Magazine.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

House of Turtle: H-O-T Buy for Spring Racing: The Racing Clutch

House of Turtle: H-O-T Buy for Spring Racing: The Racing Clutch: "Spring Carnival is fast approaching, and as my regular readers would know, I'm a big fan of this time of year. I love seeking out dresse..."

Monday, 13 September 2010

stef she says: Three Fabulously Fantastic MUST HAVES for this Spr...

stef she says: Three Fabulously Fantastic MUST HAVES for this Spr...: "$345 Sarah Conners The Clutch Sarah Conners' new Spring Racing clutch was designed especially f..."

Friday, 10 September 2010

Friday Afternoon Music

We have just been shooting the new catalogue for our Winter 2011 range and are obsessed with the laid back jazz feel. So not only are we wearing striped boat neck tops everyday we are listening to the gorgeous sound of Melody Gardot.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Drop Dead Gorgeous!

There is a little feature about our new Racing Clutch on Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily - a crazily clever little clutch, sounds great!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Blogs we Love - The Grafik Museum

We've been featured on the gorgeous design blog - the Grafik Museum - Check out The Grafik Museum to get the latest on design from Fashion to Furniture from all over Australia. Though I have to warn you after reading about ourselves we flicked through the rest of the blog and are now in love with the Kate Stokes Coco Flip lamps....this site could become very addictive.

The Racing Clutch featured on Grafik Museum

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Arch Fashion

We are now featured on the great fashion info site Arch Fashion, check it out for news on new (and old) designers.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Brumby's Babes

This week we were asked to be part of a fundraising event held by Brumby's Babes, the Babes are a fantastic group of women raising money for Cancer Research. It was great to be part of the glamorous event that was held at Moonee Valley Racecourse and help them raise some more money for a great cause. They also had the fantastc theme "Life's too short to wear ordinary clothes"......couldn't agree more.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Oh Goodie!

Just what you've been waiting're chance to win one of our classic Carmella Totes from Grazia Magazine, SMS 1995 5600 with all your details so you don't miss out on the chance to win.

Monday, 14 June 2010

A Sneak Preview

We are getting our new range of bags ready. Here is a sneak of the beautiful colours, this should get you inspired for summer.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A Splash of Winter Colour

It is a great time to add a Splash of colour to your winter handbag so for the Month of June we are offering free postage on keyrings ordered through the Sarah Conners website.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Grazia Glamour

This week one of our favourite and most classic bags featured in Grazia Magazine....number 8!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Friday Afternoon Music

The music in the office this afternoon is the slightly folky tunes of Floyd Thursby

Sarah Gully Miniatures

Try to catch the beautiful and strange Sarah Gully exhibition at Red Gallery - Friends and Parasites New Miniatures and Curiosities.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fashion Forward Festival - The Setup

We headed up to Sydney on the weekend to launch our new range of handbags at the Fashion Forward Festival. With bags full of bags and all hands on deck, including an unsuspecting Sydney relative, we were ready for the big Friday night parade.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Pizza was great but....

...the amazing design and in particular the beautiful flowers from Joost Bakker really stole the show at Melbourne's Hidden Pizza Restaurant. See more Joost Bakker at

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Behind the Scenes Splash 2010

Sarah Conners, the label behind this blog, has just launched our new online store to make it easier for all our customers to have their own piece of Sarah Conners luxury.

These are some of the behind the scenes shots of the photo shoot for the gorgeous pictures on our new website.

Have a look at the final results and our new winter 2010 range 'Splash' at

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Office Cleanout

A new year and a few things have to go, old Vogue magazines are the first on the chopping block. They've already been sent off to the local Fashion School, I hope they enjoy the look as much as I enjoyed wearing it.